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Xirrus Events Week of 5/18/09

Interop Las Vegas 2009 – Booth #1331 (5/19/09-5/21/09)

Xirrus, the official Wi-Fi provider for Interop Las Vegas 2009 will be showcasing our High Performance Wi-Fi architecture – the patented Wi-Fi Array. With 802.11n and the advent of multi-radio architectures the capacity and performance for wireless networking has increased dramatically. Come by the Xirrus booth #1331 to understand the features and requirements needed for replacing wired work group switches with wireless connectivity for end users.

Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV


Wireless & Mobile 09- Booth #312 (5/20/09-5/21/09)

Wireless and Mobile ’09, the UK’s leading Wireless event and now in its seventh year, is about delivering effective enterprise applications using wireless networks and mobile devices. You will learn how to cost, plan and deploy technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G, RFID and WVoIP to enhance business communications and processes, improve productivity, reduce costs and evaluate over 100 suppliers covering over 500 solutions in one productive day.

Venue: Olympia Two, London


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Interop 2009 Is On Its Way!

Interop being a huge show for Xirrus, we decided to pull all the strings an unleash great things to the audience. Here is what Interop goers can look forward to seeing from us:

-Our 24 radio Array Prototype
-Our awesome booth
-Limited Xirrus T-Shirt (goers will be given a free shirt)
-Free Wi-Fi posters and more

There’s much more you can expect from us, but I can’t speak about that until the show. Let me just say that I got my sample of the limited Xirrus shirt we produced and it is a really cool shirt! If you want a shirt and a Wi-Fi poster, just come by to the booth!

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Conference Center Design Guide

With Interop just right around the corner (a week and five days to be exact), I thought it would be great to show why Xirrus was chosen as the Wi-Fi provider for Interop Las Vegas 2009. I’ll be using the Xirrus Design Guide to reference.


If Interop was to use any other Wi-Fi vendor, they would require a substantial amount of access points when compared to Xirrus. Even with all those access points, bandwidth, coverage and range would be an issue at Interop. Not to mention that there will also be a huge number of wires all over the place to power each access point. Xirrus not only does a better job with less devices, Xirrus also saves more money and energy power.

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Xirrus:The flying saucers over the InteropNET

Xirrus being the Wi-Fi provider for Interop 2009, gained some press from the “Inside Interop Blog.”

Brian Chee wrote a nice blog about Xirrus covering the entire show with a dozen or so Arrays compared to the hundreds of Access Points and cable drops that would be needed to do the job. Please go here to view the blog along with a video of John Merrill demonstrating the Xirrus Array.

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Xirrus was recently at the CASBO tradeshow in San Diego, CA. I heard it was a little slow, but most of the people were upper level decision makers. Here are some pictures!

Sam Keys and Charles Bettinelli with prospects.

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More pictures from HIMSS

I previously provided some pictures of Xirrus at HIMSS. I just received a few more pictures of the tradeshow.

Here is the show floor, looks pretty big to me!


Here is a picture Epic’s booth. They are now a Xirrus Customer.

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Do It Like Xirrus They Say

I came across this article this morning from my Google Alerts about Xirrus:

“First posted on TheTechStop.net

We’ve all heard the “N-Dance” in the world of wireless. We’ve patiently waited through “Draft-N” and “Pre-N”, “Kinda-N” and “Our-best-guess-as-to-what-it-will-finally-be-N.” To us who have been deploying the best in wireless gear for the last few years, the elusive 802.11n standard has been long in promise, but short in delivery: an almost comical delay of a much needed technology that has spawned a family of non-standard standards.

Well now that “N” has officially “almost arrived” (and I can’t believe I was actually able to write that without breaking out into laughter) with a scheduled ratification date of “sometime in January 2010″ we’re starting to see the big players in Enterprise wireless commit serious engineering resources into making their gear ready for the switch.

To be sure, the allure of “N” over previous 802.11 standards is great: an increase in the maximum theoretical data rate from 54 to 600 Mbps, the more efficient use of MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out), 40 MHz channel bonding, the ability to use both the 2.4GHz and much-less-crowded 5GHz spectrums, and Spatial Division Multiplexing. — All of this is an uberGeek way of saying, “damn that’s fast!”

But wait… while the 802.11n standard is exciting for those who are looking forward to gobs of wireless bandwidth, the experience wireless deployment team knows from first-hand experience that a faster wireless technology just isn’t enough. While 802.11n may reach stratospheric levels of speed in the lab, it quickly falls to earth once it’s forced to work in the real world. Existing wireless gear, the odd telecom device, portable phones and even microwaves will flood the available wireless spectrum and quickly make a mess of the most carefully planned wireless networks.

In the past the solution has been to add access points, increase transmit power, or to simply write off wireless as a “best effort” technology — unsuitable for mission-critical applications and unreliable in a crowd. In fact, there is really only one way to increase the usability of wireless gear: to use the limited spectrum more efficiently.

In other words… do it like Xirrus.

Xirrus first became a partner in the Interop eNet in 2005 at our first show at the Javit’s Center in New York. Their “flying saucer” devices combined 4, 8, or 16 radios into a single package powered by a intelligent controller… Already a cool thing, but that’s not what made the Xirrus WiFi Arrays special. For that, you had to look inside the array.

I had the line of Xirrus arrays in my lab for an in-depth review a few months back. A quick peek under the hood showed that Xirrus had taken the 360 degrees around each array and divided it into separate slices. Using a unique series of antennas and reflectors, the Xirrus array could reduce the amount of power needed to “speak” with each client while simultaneously increasing throughput and (with the intelligence of their controller) the reliability of the connection. The end result is that the wireless spectrum is saved from bombardment by RF energy at the same time that the end user has a much improved wireless experience.

After seeing for myself how Xirrus boosts the performance of 802.11a/b/g, it’s no surprise that I’m excited to see what Xirrus can do for 802.11n. Since their products were already unique in their efficient use of spectrum, the Xirrus arrays should be much better suited to reach the THEORETICAL max speeds of “N” in the very REAL world in which we live.

Interop will give Xirrus the “perfect storm” of wireless interference to contend with. The hodgepodge of wireless gear on the show floor and the “RF Bloom” that is Las Vegas should push our intrepid Xirrus eNet team members to the edge of their expertise… maybe even over the edge. However, if our past experience with Xirrus is any measure, their gear should finally show us that N has reached the enterprise.”

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